Overview: ‘The Beautiful Game’ is a high-quality, large-size silk pocket square with hand-finished hem, presented in a complimentary gift box. It was created in collaboration with artist Paine Proffitt, whose original work was inspired by his love for the true essence of football. Made in England. Price £70.
Free UK and most international delivery (see below and 'Delivery')
Design & Inspiration: ‘The Beautiful Game’ large-size silk pocket square has been created in collaboration with Stoke-on-Trent based American artist Paine Proffitt, whose unmistakable style might best be summed up as contemporary naïve art. The romance and nostalgia of sport is central to Paine’s work, reflecting sport’s importance in defining and shaping us.
Painted in acrylic on canvas, Paine's original work was inspired by his love for the true essence of football and the work immerses us in ‘the feelings, the reality, the glory and heartache, the love and disappointment, and the beauty of the game.’
The artwork is reproduced with a good balance of colour between the printed and reverse side of the silk pocket square to work perfectly with any pocket square fold. The image is framed by the pocket square’s twin borders of blue grey and white together with navy blue hand-rolled & hand-sewn hem.
'The Beautiful Game' silk pocket square in its complimentary gift box makes a unique and stylish gift for men who are fascinated by this bygone era of football, on and off the pitch. Inside each smart blue Otway & Orford gift box, the high-quality pocket square has been carefully wrapped in tissue and is accompanied by a card telling the story of the artist and his artwork.
Size: A large-size silk pocket square, approximately 42cm x 42cm (16.5” x 16.5”). Dimensions may vary slightly following the printing and manufacturing process as silk is a natural material.
Material Composition & Care: 100% Mulberry silk is woven into 15oz silk twill, which is used for its look and feel as well as to ensure the pocket square sits perfectly in the top pocket.
Silk should always be dry cleaned by reputable dry cleaners. Avoid pressing the hand-finished hem of the pocket square in order to preserve the hem’s distinctive 'shoestring' shape and character.
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Country of Origin: Made in England. Printed and manufactured with hand-finishing in Macclesfield Cheshire, the traditional home of English silk printing. Meets EU criteria for being a product of the UK.
Price: £70 is the price of a pocket square, including complimentary gift box, for sales to all countries as there is no UK VAT/sales tax charge on any goods or services available on this website. As all goods and services sold to outside the UK are provided Delivery Duties Unpaid (DDU), the price excludes any customs duties, taxes and clearance charges. If applicable, these are payable locally by the recipient. Meets EU criteria for being a product of the UK.
Delivery: There is free delivery in the UK and for most destinations internationally. We ship in the UK using Royal Mail and internationally using DPD, DHL & Parcelforce. To find the countries we ship to along with delivery details by country (including aimed for delivery time) please see 'Delivery'. These details are also part of the checkout process, ahead of order confirmation.
Returns: You may return a purchase to us for refund or exchange for whatever reason as long as you inform us in writing of your return request within 14 days following receipt of the item and then return it to us within 14 days of us acknowledging your request. Full details of the returns process, including returns timings and eligibility criteria, can be found at 'Returns'.